Crassula, commonly known as money tree, friendship tree, lucky plant, money plant or jade plant, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers.
Grow in a sunny to partly shaded position in well drained soil.
Plants flower best in full sun.
Water sparingly and fertilise with a liquid fertiliser two to three times a year for lush growth.
The money tree is native to South Africa and Mozambique and is common as a houseplant worldwide. Much of its popularity stems from the easy maintenance; the money tree requires little water and can survive in most indoor conditions.
The money tree is an evergreen with thick branches. It has thick, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green, although some may appear to be more of a yellow-green. Some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves when exposed to high levels of sunlight. New stem growth is the same colour and texture as the leaves. Although becoming brown and appearing woody with age, stems never become true lignified tissue, remaining succulent and fleshy throughout the plant's life. Under the right conditions, they may produce small white or pink, star-like shaped flowers in the fall.